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The Community for Data Integration (CDI) is a dynamic community of practice working together to grow USGS knowledge and capacity in scientific data and information management and integration.

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Date published: February 6, 2020

February 12, 2020 CDI Monthly Meeting

The February 2020 Monthly Virtual Meeting topic is "Pangeo - a flexible open-source framework for scalable, data-proximate analysis and visualization."

Date published: January 10, 2020

Recent CDI Collaboration Area Activity

Find out more about CDI Collaboration Area activity on geomorphology tools, USGS data and publication links, fire in Alaskan boreal forests, usability concepts, and ecological risk assessment.

Date published: January 2, 2020

January 8, 2020 CDI Monthly Meeting

The January 2020 Monthly Virtual Meeting topics are Maintaining a Portfolio of Applications and Open Innovation.

Publications

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Year Published: 2019

Community for Data Integration 2018 annual report

The Community for Data Integration (CDI) is a community of practice whose purpose is to build the U.S. Geological Survey knowledge base in data integration. This annual report describes the various presentations, activities, and outcomes of the CDI monthly forums, working groups, trainings, and other CDI-sponsored events in fiscal year 2018. The...

Hsu, Leslie; Colasuonno, Leah
Hsu, L., and Colasuonno, L., 2019, Community for Data Integration 2018 annual report: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2019–1123, 26 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20191123.

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Year Published: 2019

Measuring sustainability of seed-funded Earth science informatics projects

Short term funding is a common funding model for informatics projects. Funders are interested in maximizing the sustainability and accessibility of the outputs, but there are no commonly accepted practices to do so in the Earth sciences informatics field. We constructed and applied a framework for sustainability drawing from other disciplines that...

Hsu, Leslie; Hutchison, Vivian; Langseth, Madison

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Year Published: 2018

Community for Data Integration fiscal year 2017 funded project report

The U.S. Geological Survey Community for Data Integration annually funds small projects focusing on data integration for interdisciplinary research, innovative data management, and demonstration of new technologies. This report provides a summary of the 11 projects funded in fiscal year 2017, outlining their goals, activities, and outputs.

Hsu, Leslie; Allstadt, Kate E.; Bell, Tara M.; Boydston, Erin E.; Erickson, Richard A.; Everette, A. Lance; Lentz, Erika E.; Peters, Jeff; Reichert, Brian E.; Nagorsen, Sarah; Sherba, Jason T.; Signell, Richard P.; Wiltermuth, Mark T.; Young, John A.
Hsu, L., Allstadt, K.E., Bell, T.M., Boydston, E.E., Erickson, R.A., Everette, A.L., Lentz, E., Peters, J., Reichert, B.E., Nagorsen, S., Sherba, J.T., Signell, R.P., Wiltermuth, M.T., and Young, J.A., 2018, Community for Data Integration fiscal year 2017 funded project report: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018–1154, 15 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20181154.